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About 107 articles found for 15 February 2013:

 

Doctors “Freeze” Baby and Save His Life

Edward Ives was born with supraventricular tachycardia, which put him in grave danger
by Elena Gorgan, February 16th, 2013
 

Harrison Ford Signs On for “Star Wars” as Han Solo

Actor agrees to reprise his role after first trying to distance himself from the franchise
by Elena Gorgan, February 16th, 2013
GRID 2 Wants to Blend Soul and Top Racing Mechanics

GRID 2 Wants to Blend Soul and Top Racing Mechanics

by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 15th, 2013
The team is aiming to mix an impressive presentation and solid mechanics
 

Germanic Suebi Faction Revealed for Total War: Rome 2

They focus on surprise attacks and dominating smaller tribes
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 15th, 2013
 

1 in 5 Reptile Species Now Facing Extinction

Habitat reconversion is what threatens these animals first and foremost
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
Civil Liberties Not Impacted by Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order, ACLU Says

Civil Liberties Not Impacted by Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order, ACLU Says

by Eduard Kovacs, February 15th, 2013
On the other hand, the organization still opposes CISPA
 

Picture of the Day: Albino Squirrel Steals Food from a Bird Feeder

Albino squirrels are easily spotted by predators, have a difficult time surviving
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

First Retinal Implant Approved by the FDA

The implant will be used to treat people suffering with a rare genetic eye disease
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

Lumia Apps to Keep You on Top of London Fashion Week

Mostly free software to receive news and photos on Lumia devices
by Ionut Arghire, February 15th, 2013
 

Epic Games Is Looking Forward to Next-Gen Consoles

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will deliver a subtantial leap in quality
by Andrei Dobra, February 15th, 2013
 

Fake Corporate Policy Emails Lure Users to Malware-Serving Sites

The malicious notifications are entitled “RE: Korbin – Copies of Policies”
by Eduard Kovacs, February 15th, 2013
EyePro Reminds You to Take a Break

EyePro Reminds You to Take a Break

by Ionut Ilascu, February 15th, 2013
It includes exercises for improving visual information process skills
 

Scientists Say They’ve Built a Crash-Proof Computer

The new “systemic” computer is fundamentally different from other computers
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
 

4% of Cancer Deaths Are Caused by Alcohol

Researchers warn the risks associated with alcohol consumption are gravely underestimated
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
Archos Platinum, a Range of Android 4.0 Tablets with Quad-Core CPUs

Archos Platinum, a Range of Android 4.0 Tablets with Quad-Core CPUs

by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
There will be three new tablets on show at CeBIT 2013 in Hannover, Germany
 

Woman's Legs Won't Stop Growing, Right One Weighs 17 Stones (108 Kilograms)

Doctors had to amputate her left leg, the stump started growing again
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

Special Forces Team X Review (PC)

A third-person multiplayer shooter focused on team play
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 15th, 2013
Unigine Also Updates Heaven Benchmark

Unigine Also Updates Heaven Benchmark

by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
Like Valley, it works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems
 

Russian Meteorite Was US Weapon Test, Liberal Leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky Says

The politician is quite convinced Americans are the ones to blame for today's incident
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

Digital Key Accidentally Revoked by McAfee Causes Problems for Mac Users

The key was revoked on February 6, but the incident was discovered only one week later
by Eduard Kovacs, February 15th, 2013
Unigine Launches All-New GPU Benchmark: Valley – Video

Unigine Launches All-New GPU Benchmark: Valley

by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
It depicts a lush landscape and works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
 

Apple Is Still On for That Spring Event, Says Piper Jaffray

Analysts just doing their job citing all the major rumors with a serious tone
by Filip Truta, February 15th, 2013
 

NCase, a Small PC Enclosure Made by Fans for Fans

Two users from a certain Forum board took matters into their own hands
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Ready to Launch

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Ready to Launch

by Bogdan Popa, February 15th, 2013
The browser may arrive at the end of February or in early March
 

Kate Upton Is Cute, Gorgeous in New Skullcandy Ad

Take a Supermodel to Work Day episode 2 also brings Big Boi and Stevie Johnson
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
 

Watch: Killer Whale Gives Birth at SeaWorld in San Diego

The whale calf is 7 feet long (2.13 meters), weighs 350 pounds (158 kg)
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

BlackBerry Z10 Goes on Sale at Three UK

It is now available for £69 on select plans from £34 a month
by Cosmin Vasile, February 15th, 2013
You Can Now Pay to Promote Friends' Facebook Posts

You Can Now Pay to Promote Friends' Facebook Posts

by Lucian Parfeni, February 15th, 2013
Facebook already makes it possible to pay to get your posts in front of more people
 

Kangaroos Sabotage Women's Australian Open at Royal Canberra

The animals took over the golf course, players had to wait for them to leave
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

More Papal Secrets Come to Light After Benedict XVI’s Shock Resignation [AP]

As it turns out, the Pope’s decision to resign was not a surprising one in the least
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
 

BlackBerry Z10 Gets Launched in Kuwait

Available through various carriers at 199 Kuwaiti Dinar ($705 / €528)
by Ionut Arghire, February 15th, 2013
Former San Diego Mayor Lost over $1 Billion Gambling

Former San Diego Mayor Lost over $1 Billion Gambling

by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
Maureen O'Connor has now been charged with money laundering
 

New “Oblivion” Trailer Premieres

Tom Cruise still remembers, will most likely fight for what’s right
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
Watch: “Scream and Shout Remix” Official Video, will.i.am ft. Britney Spears

Watch: “Scream and Shout Remix” Official Video, will.i.am ft. Britney Spears

by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
New video brings huge names as collaborators, is better than the real thing
 

Portable Battery Pack from Sanyo Stays on the Wrist

It has eight different adapters but, sadly, does not automatically recharge itself
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
 

Hero Cop Shuts Down Highway to Save Little Dog

Cujo, a small dog with a bad hip, caught a lucky break after running away from home
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
34 Government Websites of Argentina’s Province of Misiones Hacked

34 Government Websites of Argentina’s Province of Misiones Hacked

by Eduard Kovacs, February 15th, 2013
Bangladeshi Grey Hat Hackers have taken credit for the attack
 

Windows 8 Is Twice as Fast as Windows XP on a 7-Year-Old Laptop

Another demonstration that Microsoft’s new OS gets along very well with old hardware
by Bogdan Popa, February 15th, 2013
 

Hero Pit Bull Saves Family from House Fire

Baby woke up her owners, dragged one other dog hiding under a bed outside the house
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

Retro Belt-Drive USB Turntable, a Retro-Style Suitcase for the Erudite

Old-style records mostly act as museum pieces nowadays, but this might get the dust off
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
Download Now Assassin's Creed 3 Patch 1.03 (Title Update 5)

Download Now Assassin's Creed 3 Patch 1.03 (Title Update 5)

by Andrei Dobra, February 15th, 2013
The brand new patch can be downloaded on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U
Cyberattacks Against Journalists Represent Easy and Inexpensive Censorship – Video

Cyberattacks Against Journalists Represent Easy and Inexpensive Censorship

by Eduard Kovacs, February 15th, 2013
The Committee to Protect Journalists has released the “Attacks on the Press” report
 

Meteorite Falls in Russia, 400 Injured, Extensive Damages

More details emerge, 20,000 rescue workers sent to the region
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

LeAnn Rimes Sues Dentist for Ruining Her Mouth, Career

Country singer says she’s been through hell because of poorly done dental work
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
 

Shocking Footage of Meteorite Fall in Russia Emerges

Footage shows buildings being hit by flashing objects falling from the sky
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

Micron Reveals 128 Gb NAND Flash Memory Chip

It might even lead to 2 TB solid state drives one day soon
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
Kate Gosselin’s 8 Kids Traumatized After Celebrity Wife Swap with Kendra Wilkinson

Kate Gosselin’s 8 Kids Traumatized After Celebrity Wife Swap with Kendra Wilkinson

by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
She’s so desperate to get back on TV she’s not even thinking of the kids anymore
 

Nokia Music+ Service Arrives in the UK

With appealing new features when compared to Nokia Music
by Ionut Arghire, February 15th, 2013
 

The Reason Why Windows 8 Is Unsuccessful: Everyone Likes Windows 7 – Analyst

Users are pleased with Windows 7, so they see no reason to upgrade, expert believes
by Bogdan Popa, February 15th, 2013
 

Game Stories Need to Improve, Says Super Smash Bros. Developer

Developers fail to connect players with their game universe
by Andrei Dumitrescu, February 15th, 2013
Dell to Meet with Angry Shareholders and Smooth Feathers Over [Bloomberg]

Dell to Meet with Angry Shareholders and Smooth Feathers Over Bloomberg

by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
The private acquisition offer continues to be a reason for dissent
 

EK Launches Waterblock for Dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 Graphics Card

The water cooling gear maker revealed the EK-FC7990 incl. Backplate
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
 

“Melrose Place” Actress Sentenced to Just 3 Years in Prison

Amy Locane-Bovenizer was found guilty of vehicular homicide, victim’s family is outraged
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
 

Microsoft Confirms That More Service Packs Are Coming (for Office)

The company is reportedly working on a new SP for its productivity suite
by Bogdan Popa, February 15th, 2013
NIST and DHS's NPPD Sign Agreement on Cybersecurity

NIST and DHS's NPPD Sign Agreement on Cybersecurity

by Eduard Kovacs, February 15th, 2013
Each of the organizations has been appointed specific tasks as part of this agreement
 

NVIDIA and Elemental Seal a Deal for On-Demand Video Using Tesla

The two intend to launch an IPTV platform that PCs, phones and tablets can all use
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013
 

Rare Sumatran Tiger Born in San Francisco

The cub was born at the San Francisco Zoo this past weekend
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Officially Released, Features New Linux Kernel

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Officially Released, Features New Linux Kernel

by Silviu Stahie, February 15th, 2013
Canonical has also implemented a huge number of changes and improvements
 

Chinese Man Sues After Dog Dies While Getting a Facelift

Breeder wanted his Tibetan Mastiff to be more “attractive,” is now seeking damages
by Elena Gorgan, February 15th, 2013
 

Meteorite Falls in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region - Video

The crash allegedly caused several explosions, forced authorities to evacuate locals
by Laura Sinpetru, February 15th, 2013
 

Samsung Acid Spill Endangers Residents

The incident that cost one person their life spilled over into the environment
by Sebastian Pop, February 15th, 2013